Results and Outcomes 2016/2017 - JFCS of Greater Philadelphia

Results and Outcomes 2016/2017

JFCS Exists To Serve Our Community With Four Goals

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JFCS is serving families and children in the Philadelphia, Montgomery County, and Bucks County areas to preserve and support the healthy growth of children and families in their homes, schools, and communities.

Ensuring Caring and Secure Homes 

  1. 275 children were placed in safe and secure homes through our foster care program
  2. 25  individuals were provided support for intimate partner abuse

Creating and Helping to Grow Families

  1. 75 babies were adopted through JFCS ’ Open Arms Adoption program and SWAN
    Adoption (foster care adoption)
  2. 204 pregnant/parenting teens received support to increase their ability to stay in school
  3. couples received financial assistance for In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) treatments, as a result, two healthy babies were born

Educating for a Lifetime of Well-Being

We taught children and teens about healthy decisions in the midst of intense peer pressure, with attendance of:

  1. 5,983………….  alcohol and drug prevention training
  2. 1,059…… bullying and violence prevention
  3. 10,445…… gambling prevention workshops
  4. 361.………. students learned more about safe dating
  5. 1,071…………. sexual abuse prevention workshops for Jewish day school students
  6. 300…………. LGBTQ youth attended workshops


JFCS is enabling older adults to age safely in place and individuals with disabilities to achieve their highest level of independence and an enhanced quality of life.

Serving Older Adults

399 older adults received in-home care and housekeeping services to ensure they remained safely and screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-9-30-34-amcomfortably in their homes

1,980 rides were provided to ensure that older adults could access medical appointments, go shopping, and attend social activities—with the goal to combat isolation

Ensuring Our Older Adult and Holocaust Survivor’s Needs Are Met

(JFCS is the Primary Survivor Provider in the Greater Philadelphia Region) 

1,551 received care management

311  received in-home care and chore/housekeeping services

83  received in-home nursing care by our nurse practitioner with a total of 400 home visits, including basic checkups, medicine management, and wellness



20  received Meals on Wheels

210 received transportation for shopping and medical appointments

72 individuals experiencing hoarding challenges were supported to help maintain independence

Empowering Individuals Living with Disabilities

163  individuals received training and support to attain their highest level of independence

92 children, adolescents, and adults with intellectual disabilities received care management services, including financial assistance, attaining psycho-educational evaluations, applying for benefits and entitlements, and attending camps

137 cooking sessions were held to enhance life skills, to raise money for food insecurity and make donations to the Mitzvah food pantry



Comforting and Helping to Find Peace Through Spiritual Care

13,208 challahs delivered to patients in the hospital

2,210 Jewish patients were visited by chaplains during hospital stays

62 families received spiritual care at the end of a loved one’s life



JFCS is serving those who are hungry, homeless or in jeopardy of losing their homes, uninsured, unsafe, and financially insecure.

screen-shot-2016-11-18-at-10-21-44-amMeeting the Need

461 community members received financial help from JFCS

967 financial grants were provided

$310,014 was awarded to individuals and families


Providing Food and Shelter

263 of our clients received financial assistance for food

68 people kept their lights on, were warm in the winter and cool in the summer through JFCS ’ utility assistance

77 people were able to stay in their homes when we provided mortgage and rent relief

5,305 adults and children receive 30,000 pieces of clothing at 72 clothing assistance pop-up shops by Our Closet-Powered by JFCS


Helping to Access Benefits, Proving Healthcare Financial Support

177 people were enrolled in benefits food, healthcare, and other public programs

$60,000+ of dental care was given to Holocaust Survivors


Helping to Educate and Send to Camp

37 children received camp scholarships

18 students received college scholarships



JFCS is bringing together people who are isolated and feel alone in their life’s circumstances with others who are feeling the same way and facing similar issues by helping them engage with their peers, family, friends, and community.

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124 Holocaust Survivors came together for regular social activities including music and film events,
Jewish holiday celebrations, current event discussions, and meals shared with peers

We hosted socialization events throughout the year for our Survivors such as Café Europa, special movie and discussion events, and our “Maven’s Club,” which provides a meal and engaging social activities each quarter


People Living with Disabilities Community

115 adults with disabilities, their families and friends celebratedscreen-shot-2016-10-21-at-4-06-10-pm inclusive holidays together

185 socialization and educational trips/programs were conducted by JFCS for 85 adults living with disabilities through the Adult Network, 50 adolescents/young adults through the Teen Network



2,841 Community members gave of their time to work with those receiving services from JFCS



LGBTQ Communities

1,450 participants attended training on LGBTQ sensitivity


Adoptive Family Communities

136 families attended adoption workshops

127 families formed by adoption attended social gatherings


Orthodox Jewish Community

650 Orthodox women participated locally and nationally in perinatal bereavement support